Opera at Florham Opens 2005-2006 Season

"Torna a Sorriento" Cabaret on September 24

Madison, N.J. – September 13, 2005 – Opera at Florham, in residence on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ, opens it’s 2005-2006 cabaret season program with “Torna a Sorriento” on September 24, at 8 p.m., in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion.

“Torna a Sorriento” will feature soprano Victoria Wefer and tenor Mauricio O’Reilly, performing Neapolitan favorites and musical selections from Tosti.

Victoria Wefer performed as guest artist for several benefit concerts this spring and summer. Most recently, she appeared in a benefit concert for the Enrico Caruso Foundation in New York City in March, for the Italian Cultural Roundtable, Inc., and in an opera recital that benefited the New Jersey State Opera. In June, she made her Weill Recital Hall debut with the Pacific Opera Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.

Mauricio O’Reilly, of Irish and Mexican descent, has been touring with the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Company. In Europe, he performed in Puccini’s “La Boheme”, in Verdi’s “La Traviata” in Milan, and in Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” in Budapest. He attended the Manhattan School of Music and won the coveted Placido Domingo scholarship in 2001.

The remainder of the cabaret season features “The Great American Songbook #2” on November 19; “Valentine Memories”, February 11; “East Meets West”, March 18, 2006, and “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” April 1.

For savings, patrons may order a season ticket by September 24. The Five-Concert Series general admission is $140; $115 for senior admission and $40 students/children under 14.

Individual seating concert prices, if available are: regular admission, $35, seniors 65+, $30, students with ID, $10. Reservations are necessary. To order tickets or for more information, call the Opera at Florham office, 973-443-8620.

All cabarets are sponsored by the Opera at Florham Guild. Parties of ten may reserve a table. “Tailgating” begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments are available during intermission.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lenfell Hall, in the Mansion

Lillian S. Lukac

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